Fall fashion trends - Shoes, boots and bags

Jul 4, 2008 at 2:51 a.m. ET

It feels like summer has just begun, but fall fashions are out everywhere. If you are looking for what's hot for fall footwear and handbags, check out these fall fashion trends.

Ruched and pleated

Shoes, boots and handbags will be ruched and pleated this fall for lots of texture. From pleated pumps and purses to tall ruched boots, this trend will be evident through fall and winter. Christian Louboutin's fall collection includes a variety of pleated shoes, including ankle boots, skimmers and the sexy platform shoes pictured here.

Super high heels

Replace your flat summer thong sandals with a pair of super high heels for fall. From sky high lace-up boots to platform pumps, heels of four inches or more will be everywhere this fall.

Embellished ballet flats

Look for cute ballet flats in fabulous fall colors from rusty cooper to deep jewel tones. Rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, beads and other embellishments will jazz up everyday flats that you can wear from the office to the nightclub and everywhere in between.

Riding boots

Everybody loves boots! From ankle boots to thigh highs, boots dominated fall footwear. This fall look for a lot of riding boots with simple silhouettes. But you don't have to stick to the basic colors of brown and black, rust, green, beige, mustard and grey riding boots also make nice choices for fall. Patent leather riding boots and those with the fading ombre treatment will also be popular.

Eco-friendly handbags

Over time, people are becoming aware of how their shopping decisions effect the environment. The eco-friendly fashion trend will boom in the fall, when ecologically conscious bags will become more and more popular. Bags made from recycled materials, leather alternatives and organic cotton will be fashionable and trendy choices for fall. Handbags with chain straps, studs and other metal hardware are also fantastic fall options.

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